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TLR Press Release, March 22, 2007

Texans for Lawsuit Reform joined with every dredging company doing business in Texas and almost every Texas port in supporting HB 1602, introduced by Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale, R-Houston, which will close a loophole in Texas venue law that has resulted in an explosion of lawsuits against the dredging industry in South Texas.

Corpus Christi Caller Times, March 18, 2007

Imagine a personal injury lawyer bragging about how he can manipulate judges and juries in certain Texas counties for his own financial gain.

Austin Business Journal - March 9, 2007

Sign seen hanging in a vacant medical office in New York: "GTT" Just three years after state lawmakers cured a so-called medical crisis that was supposedly driving hordes of doctors out of the state, the state's medical board is facing another one -- too many doctors driving in.

Waco Tribune, February 26, 2007

In a joint session of the Legislature last week, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson told lawmakers they should overhaul the state’s courts.

Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2007

When Texas plaintiffs' lawyer Anthony Buzbee gave a provocative address last year to maritime defense attorneys in Lake Las Vegas, Nev., he says he had no idea that an audience member about 20 feet away from him was taping the speech.

Austin American-Statesman, Feb. 21, 2007

Texas' top judge called Tuesday for a sweeping top-to-bottom review of the state courts system, suggesting that changes need to be made in the complex patchwork of justice.

The New York Sun, February 5, 2007

The U.S. securities markets are on the way to losing their pre-eminence. That's the conclusion reached by two recent reports, one indirectly sponsored by Treasury Secretary Paulson and the other by Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Schumer.

Brownsville Herald, Jan. 3, 2007

The pomp and ceremony are finally over, and now it’s time for those who were elected in November to get to work. New faces sit in several positions, including the judiciary. Judges Janet Leal and Arturo Cisneros Nelson have assumed the benches of the 103rd and 138th state district courts, respectively, and Laura Betancourt and Daniel Robles take over Cameron County courts at law Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

TLR Press Release, Nov. 2, 2006

Tax Return Reveals Funding Sources of So-called Watchdog Group (AUSTIN, TX) Texans for Public Justice calls itself a non-partisan watchdog group that focuses on political campaign contributions in Texas, but the only contributions publicly reported on their 2005 tax filing came from some of those big political campaign contributors they claim to be monitoring -- personal injury trial lawyers.

Jacksonville (TX) Daily Progress, Nov. 8, 2006

Mark McCaig recently criticized Texans for Lawsuit Reform on these pages for endorsing Democrats in the recent election. He charges that our bipartisanship runs contrary to conservative values and even calls TLR an “enemy” of conservatives. In fact, TLR supports both Democrats and Republicans, with the goal of electing public officials who believe in a fair, balanced and predictable civil justice system. Oddly, McCaig criticizes TLR for being an “enemy” of conservatism, but we are the organization that most confronts personal injury trial lawyers – the primary financial backers of the most liberal candidates in the nation.